The Joan Hajducsek Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship was established in 2011 by the staff of the Music and Art Department of the Bayonne Public Schools in honor of Mrs. Rosen’s retirement from her position as Department Director after over four decades of work with the Bayonne Public Schools.  

The intent of the scholarship is to celebrate the value of arts education for all students – a cause that Mrs. Rosen had supported throughout her tenure, and continues to do so advocating for excellence in the arts on the local, state, county ad national levels. 

The scholarship application is open to any graduating Bayonne High School senior who demonstrates that same passion for the arts through a 350 word essay:

Explain how the arts impacted on your learning experiences at Bayonne High School. 

Scholarship applications must be received no later than May 13, 2016.

All applications are to be sent to:

Mrs. Madeline Temchin

Bayonne High School, House 2

667 Avenue A

Bayonne, NJ   07002


Past recipients of the scholarship have been Rebecca Poggialli, a


photography student of Mr. Thomas Hart who attended Point Park


University in Pittsburgh and New Jersey City University; Samantha


Hitchell, a music student of Mrs. Dana Smerda Mason, studying clarinet


at Delaware University; Melissa Ann Travelino, a visual art ceramics


student of Ms. Terri Graham, attending St. Peter’s University; Corryn


DeFazio, a student of Mrs. Charlann Meluso and Mr. Thomas Hart, 


studying Art Education and photography at New Jersey City University; 


Vincent Neill, A Bayonne High School violinist, studying at Hudson


County College; Robert Puchinsky, a skilled guitarist who will be joining


the Coast Guard; and Emma Masserelli who is studying dance at New


York University, Tisch School of the Arts. 


The scholarship is financed through donations; in addition


the Rosen family is committed to matching every dollar that is donated.  


The scholarship committee is currently accepting those donations. 


Please send them to: 


            Mrs. Linda Carroll

            Bayonne Board of Education

            Community Education Department

            669 Avenue A

            Bayonne, New Jersey    07002


Checks should be made out to the Bayonne High School Fund with the


Joan H. Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship in the memo line.


The committee selection will be announced during the Bayonne High


School Awards Ceremony, June 1, 2016.